Monday, November 9, 2009

Not Just Antiques Mart

My mom and I share a booth at an antique store called Not Just Antiques Mart. It's not really a booth but a room in a great location in the 12,000 foot mall. This place is packed, lots of little nooks and cranies, big rooms to small rooms, downstairs and upstairs, and if you don't leave a bread trail as you walk around the store, you may never find your way out, haha!!!, but you could enjoy a cup of tea in the tearoom until someone finds you:)) Renee, the owner has just started her own blog called

estatesalefun, maybe you could stop by her blog and give her a big welcome to the blogger world. Besides being the owner of one of the most successful antique stores in town, Renee also does professional estate sales, sells on ebay, does consignments at the store and recently has been posting on Facebook, Twittter, and Blogspot, when does she have the time to sleep?

So today after work, I stopped by Not Just Antiques to take some pictures of our booth to share with you. I worked in the booth for 4 1/2 yesterday, bringing new stuff in and rearranging.

Everything you see in the above picture, I brought in on Sunday.

Remington, vintage typewritter.

Love the sweet looking goose!

I just love the detail and design of this sweet little table!

If you have been following my blog, you know how much I love rusty, crusty, chippy paint items!

This is a view of our room from the hallway, yes, we have a window which we just love! There are lots more items in our booth that were not photograghed so you will have to stop in if your ever in Las Vegas to see the rest.))

Make it a great week, Janice

Saturday, November 7, 2009

~*A Horse Feedsack*~

This morning my husband dropped off our youngest son at baseball practice and as he drove out of the neighborhood, he saw a garage sale going on a few streets away from us. Being the good husband that he his (all of my training has certainly paid off), he called me and told me about it and said I should go. Intrigued, I got dressed and went to the sale. The first thing that caught my eye was a vintage, horse feed sack, and no, I don't have horses just in case you were wondering, haha. I liked the the leather and heavy canvas combination, was in mint condition and for $3.00, I had to have it.

I came home and knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

I had some left over autumn flower stems

and decided to create a front door decoration, kinda like a wreath but without the wreath, make sense?

This is what I put together

This cutie pie hangs on the outside of our front door, so easy to do and I am pleased with the results

I had to tuck a little scarecrow in between the flowers

This is the first time we have decorated the front door for autumn, I guess I just needed the perfect inspiration to do just that, a vintage horse feedsack!

Make it a great weekend, Janice

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall is in the house

Certainly love this time of year! The scernery around here is the same as it's been throughtout the summer, no jewel tone colors in the landscape just yet. So if you want some fall colors, you'll have to create it in the house with a few trips from Michaels Craft Store and a 40% off coupon.

This is what I did today.

I created a few autumn vignettes, this one sits on top of the formal living room table. I already had all the items except for the real gourds and orange pumpkin.

Ironstone pitcher holds the flower arrangement from last year and I tied a vintage lace hankie on the handle.
I like how all the colors and textures work really well together.

Love these colors!
This is what I did on the foyer table
Do not look at the ugly cords hanging below the table! :))
I used my 40% off coupon and bought this pretty urn that the flower arrangement is in.

The flowers were on sale so in the shopping cart they went.

My sister and I are still doing our yoga class on Tuesday evening. When I made the commitment to take the yoga class, I was doubtful if I would like it cause I'm a faster pace kind of girl when it comes to exercising, but I am enjoying it!

My husband and I are still doing our walk/run almost every night. I was thinking about enrolling in a boot camp that our Parks and Rec center puts on. My brother in law is currently enrolled in one and he said its brutual, the instructor shows no mercy!!, oh, sounds like my kind of class!! I'll keep you posted!

25 days til Thanksgiving, I better start working on the menu!

Make it a great week, Janice